This small app is a one-trick pony: it performs one and one only task.
Its purpose is to ensure that the user has the full control on his/her own home folder.
Once launched and pressed “OK” the utility will run with no progress bar for a while, maybe minutes: it depends upon the actual content of the Home folder, and the amount of files/folder it’s going to fix.
Why could it be useful?
Mac OS X repairs only the privileges on system-known folders, and stops to /Users without touching user specific homes.
It’s possible that privileges somewhere in users’ home hierarchy become a mess, i.e.for some network operation or application executed with admin privileges.
This small utility integrates Mac OS X Disk Utility’s repair, by fixing current user’s home privileges.
Minimum System requirement
Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer.
This utility can be used by both administrators and non-administrator users to fix their own Home folder, but when prompted some Administrator credentials will be required.
ACL entries in your home, if any, will be removed.
In case you don’t know what ACL are, probably it’s ok to remove them.
© and Credits
Original software from faqintosh.com
Author: © 2011 Marco Balestra.
This software is provided "as is", without any warranty.
It is freeware, but not public domain, it’s distributed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC license.
Feel free to share and to remix it, under the following conditions: Attribution, Noncommercial.